January 14, 2010

Are You Worth It?

I Corinthians 11:1 says, "Follow me as I follow the example of Christ." Paul is encouraging the believers in Corinth to follow him, not because he is worth it on his own but because of who he is following.

Usually a leader who would say something like this would come under fire & be accused of being arrogant, & Paul faced his share of opposition, especially in Corinth. However, Paul wasn't worthy to be followed because he was Paul but because he was following Jesus. And because he was following Jesus, he could challenge others to follow him.

Could you make the same bold statement that Paul made? Are you worth it to the people you're trying to lead? And do you really think you are worth it or do you understand that it's the One you follow that makes you worth following? Are you leading toward Jesus or toward you? If you are living a life of pursuing Jesus, then boldly call others to follow you as you follow Him.

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